Never get bored for 1$ |TIP51

I started to take a bad habit. Looking ay my phone or Ipad when I get bored. And it happens multiple time in a day. Beside that, I am also part of people who think that kids today shouldn’t play at Angry bird, but instead playing marbles or hide and seek. I have a nostalgia of the period where we only need our imagination to entertain ourselves.

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A NOTEBOOK AND A PEN FOR 1$

TIP#51 Never get bored anymore with 1$

I reached Penang today, a pretty city of Malaysia famous for its Street art full of humour. I took my camera, a tripod and my phone to cover the city. penang-malaysia-brucelee-cat-kicking-theDesignSketchbook
BRUCE LEE CAT KICKING AT PENANG 

I didn’t bring any sketchbook to lighten myself as I should have brink a bag to put it in. Then, I saw a office furniture shop. I stopped by and buy that ballpoint pen and a “pocket note book” for 1$ only.  When I needed a break, I entered a Coffee. So instead of feeling bored and getting my phone from my pocket, I took that note book and I sketched. penang-so-happy-boy-theDesignSketchbook
BEFORE/AFTER: THE LITTLE BOY WAS SO HAPPY. NOW WE RATHER SPEND TIME ON OUR PHONE.

Sketching creates emulsion in your brain where you only have to face yourself. Some people assimilate drawing as meditation. I can’t agree more. I guess that to take a break, it is much a better option than instant chatting and checking information on one’s phone that we’ll end to forget the day or the minute later. Instead I have created something that I can keep ! I am tempted to say that no matter how cheap is your book note, your imagination is priceless.

Some Y-3 Adidas sneakers with wedge.penang-malaysia-theDesignsketchbook-f
CHOU-TAC CHUNG – Mid-wedge Y-3 Adidas

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CHOU-TAC CHUNG – High-wedge Y-3 Adidas

Here is an other evolution of sneakers from a basic to more sophisticated.
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CHOU-TAC CHUNG – Low cut Adidas performance Basic

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CHOU-TAC CHUNG – Low cut Adidas performance Mid-Range

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CHOU-TAC CHUNG – Low cut Adidas performance Pro

Penang is actually the city where the famous designer Jimmy Choo learned how to make shoes. I should draw some sandals :).

Do not hesitate to leave a comment. See you guys for the next tip! Oh, I will soon upload some live videos of some of the sketches above. Tomorrow should be fine.

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Chou-Tac

If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my career, I believe that they can also help you to learn, and help you with your projects. Whether Design is a job or a hobby it doesn’t matter, so long as you do what is important to you.

2 Comments

  • matt

    Reply Reply October 21, 2014

    Nice post Chou-Tac Chung, next time I am traveling I will take my sketch book out and make some sketches instead of checking Face Book or emails on my phone. We are so distracted now with having access to the online world in our pockets, I am trying to give up technology every Sunday for the next month.

    Looking forward to the videos and the starter kit 🙂

    • Chou-Tac

      Reply Reply October 21, 2014

      The idea to let go the phone for a day at week end is interesting.
      Thanks Matt !

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